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Research Faculty Affairs

The health of the research enterprise at the University of Michigan is a reflection of the excellence of its faculty. In an effort to equip U-M faculty with the necessary tools to advance their research and scholarship, the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research has identified the following resources surrounding research faculty policies and procedures:

Appointments and Promotions 

  • Offer letter and MOU templates

    • In order to improve the clarity and consistency of the information contained in offer letters, the Office of Vice President for Research requires use of standard templates for offer letters to research professors and research scientists.

    • Bridging Support for Research Faculty
      • The U-M Bridging Support Program, managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research, provides temporary salary and fringe benefit support for research faculty who experience a temporary loss in external (sponsored) funding due to factors beyond their control.

    • Guidelines for Obtaining Approval of Additional Research Scientist Appointments for Faculty
      • ​The U-M Office of the Vice President for Research established guidelines regarding procedures for obtaining approval to offer current faculty an additional research scientist appointment in another department or academic unit at the same, or equivalent, rank.